Heirloom Herb Common Thyme
Also known as English thyme. To our way of thinking, there is no other herb that compliments as many roasted meat dishes as thyme. It is also commonly used in egg, cheese, or shellfish dishes. Common thyme is also an excellent grilling herb with zucchini squash, eggplant, and mushrooms. Our thyme variety stays fairly low, growing just 15-30 cm (6-12″) tall. Also treasured by honey bees and honey producers alike!
How to Grow
Given a sunny location with good drainage, easy-growing thyme plants are reliable products and long-lived garden perennials. Little lilac flowers bloom in midsummer; cut back foliage halfway when the blossoms fade to keep plants looking fresh. Cut leafy thyme sprigs as needed once plants are well established. Plant thyme after soil has warmed up in spring in a finely textured seed bed with good drainage in full sun. Sow very thinly, cover seed lightly and be careful to keep the seed bed evenly moist and well weeded while seedlings are young.